Today is Friday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2013. There are 95 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 27, 1991, President George H.W. Bush announced in a nationally broadcast address that he was eliminating all U.S. battlefield nuclear weapons and called on the Soviet Union to match the gesture.

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1988

The Sullivan County Council on the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting artistic talent in Sullivan County, continued its schedule of interesting events by sponsoring Polka Night at Laporte.

Music for all ages, an even sponsored by Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, was held with music provided by DJ Aaron Hovan and "Bridge Street."

Members of Monroe Hose Co. met for their September meeting.

50 years ago - 1963

Bradford County entries won 11 places in the Pennsylvania Holstein Associations 10th annual Black and White Show held at the State Farm Show building in Harrisburg.

Mrs. Rita MacDonald, executive secretary of the Bradford County Chapter of the American Red Cross, announced that the annual fund drive was changed from spring to fall.

Herrickville 4-H Club had a party for members of the community and friends and displayed their projects.

75 years ago - 1938

The Greens Landing Parent-Teachers organization held its first meeting of the year.

Governor George H. Earle and his campaign party visited Bradford County.

A covered dish supper under the auspices of the Robert Packer Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association was held.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1540, Pope Paul III issued a papal bull establishing the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, as a religious order.

In 1928, the United States said it was recognizing the Nationalist Chinese government.

In 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II.

In 1964, the government publicly released the report of the Warren Commission, which found that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Jayne Meadows is 93. Actress Kathleen Nolan is 80. Actor Wilford Brimley is 79. Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is 64. Singer Shaun Cassidy is 55. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is 41. Christian rock musician Grant Brandell (Underoath) is 32. Singer Avril Lavigne (AV'-rihl la-VEEN') is 29.